LANIGAN RUNNER-UP IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRELIM
(September 28, 2014)
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) made a rare appearance with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on September 25-27 at the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as Darrell Lanigan was gunning for his second straight 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' title. The three-day crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant. On Thursday evening, Darrell ran third in his heat race prior to climbing all the way up to second in the 25-lap main event to finish behind only victor Jonathan Davenport. At Knoxville on Friday night, Darrell finished fifth in his heat race, won the B-Main, and later wound up fifteenth at the conclusion of the caution-free 25-lapper.

By virtue of his strong points performance on Thursday, the Union, Kentucky superstar earned the rights to the outside of the front row for Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' headliner, which once again boasted a hefty $40,000 payday. Darrell then tracked down polesitter Brian Birkhofer to lead laps 31-40, but unfortunately jumped the cushion late in the 100-lap main event while running just outside of the top five. He wound up suffering front end damage as a result and retired on lap 86 in the nineteenth position. Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN WINS RECORD 16TH WOOLMS EVENT OF SEASON!
(September 14, 2014)
Darrell Lanigan and his #29 DLR team stood tall in World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory lane for a record 16th time in 2014 on Saturday evening, September 13 at the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan! After Friday's $8,000 to win 'Down & Dirty 100' weekend opener was nixed by Mother Nature, Darrell set his sights on a third race title in as many years at the sprawling 7/16-mile speedplant. The Union, Kentucky superstar knocked down the fastest lap overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and later redrew the fourth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 65-lap headliner. Darrell then led laps 4-5 and 14-65 of Saturday's rugged shootout to score the $15,000 payday over Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, and Scott Bloomquist! Complete results from the rain-shortened 'Down & Dirty 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

LANIGAN COMPETES IN 44TH ANNUAL WORLD 100 AT ELDORA
(September 7, 2014)
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) rolled into the hallowed ground of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza kicked off on Thursday and Friday with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $5,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan won his heat race before slipping back to eighth at the finish of his 25-lap feature event. At Eldora on Friday evening, Darrell once again scored the win in his heat race and later earned a strong fifth place performance in his 25-lapper, as he trailed only winner Matt Miller, Randy Korte, Tim McCreadie, and R.J. Conley.

When the stakes were raised much higher on Saturday, all eyes were focused on the prestigious globe trophy and the $47,000 payday. Darrell grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race, which lined him up starting sixteenth on the grid in the 'World 100.' During the course of the 100-lap grind, the Union, Kentucky superstar fought valiantly to advance forward in the race before eventually settling for a sixteenth place effort. Complete results from the action-packed 'World 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN'S WOOLMS WIN TOTAL NOW UP TO FIFTEEN!!!
(September 1, 2014)
Darrell Lanigan's 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series win total now stands at fifteen following a pair of big wins over the Labor Day holiday weekend (August 29-31) in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania! Things kicked off on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Darrell clicked off the fastest lap overall during qualifying and later won his heat race. After drawing the pole position prior to the 50-lap main event, Darrell led laps 1-3 and 17-50 en route to capturing the $10,000 payday ahead of Rick Eckert, Tim Fuller, Tim McCreadie, and Eric Wells!

The action quickly shifted to Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Saturday and Sunday for two more WOOLMS showdowns. On Saturday evening, Darrell once again set Fast Time during qualifying and appeared to pick up another heat race win, but was disqualified due to weighing in light at the scales. After taking a series provisional, the Union, Kentucky star blasted past nineteen competitors during the $8,000 to win headliner on his way to a strong fourth place effort behind only winner Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, and Rick Eckert. Darrell then capped off his impressive holiday weekend on Sunday with a $10,000 triumph at Selinsgrove, as he won his heat race and led all fifty circuits of the feature! Full results from the tripleheader can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN CONTINUES WOOLMS DOMINATION IN MICHIGAN!
(August 24, 2014)
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) racked up their thirteenth World of Outlaws Late Model Series feature win of the 2014 campaign on Saturday evening, August 23 at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan! Darrell Lanigan posted the quickest lap overall during WOOLMS time trials and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the pole position prior to the A-Main, Darrell led laps 5-18 and 30-50 to capture the $10,000 top prize. The Union, Kentucky star beat Brady Smith, Dona Marcoullier, Rick Eckert, and Clint Smith to the checkers last night in the Wolverine State!

A night earlier, the #29 team was in the pit area at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan for another $10,000 to win WOOLMS battle. Darrell qualified second quickest in Group B during time trials prior to taking the win in his loaded heat race. He later drew the sixth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper and proceeded to pick off four competitors en route to a strong runner-up outing behind only winner Curtis Roberts. Full results from the one-two weekend in Michigan can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

LANIGAN'S CONSISTENT WEEKEND ENDS WITH WINCHESTER WIN!!!
(August 17, 2014)
Darrell Lanigan and his #29 DLR team celebrated in World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory lane for the twelfth time in 2014 on Saturday, August 16 at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia! Darrell laid down the quickest lap overall during qualifying prior to scoring a win in his heat race. After drawing the fourth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Darrell skirted past leader Tim McCreadie on lap 44 and led the remainder of the distance to pocket the $10,000 payday over McCreadie, Dan Stone, Rick Eckert, and Kenny Pettyjohn!

Earlier in the three-race weekend, Darrell earned a pair of runner-up efforts in the states of Delaware and Maryland. On Thursday at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware, the Union, Kentucky star ran second in his heat race, officially led lap 17 of the main event, and later posted a strong runner-up performance in the $10,000 to win race behind only victor Gregg Satterlee. At Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Maryland on Friday evening, Darrell won his heat race prior to advancing past five competitors in the $10,000 to win A-Main to finish second behind only race winner Austin Hubbard. Complete results from the tripleheader can be located online at www.woolms.com. (DirtonDirt.com Photo)

LUCRATIVE STRETCH OF RACING FOR #29 DLR TEAM...
(August 2, 2014)
The #29 DLR team wrapped up the 27th edition of the 'USA Nationals' tonight at Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway, as all eyes were fixated on the $50,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan rolled off from the outside of the eighth row in the 100-lap headliner tonight at CLS and eventually worked his way past five competitors en route to an eleventh place performance.

(August 1, 2014) Night two of the 'USA Nationals' weekend took place tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and preliminary action was held for the crown jewel event, which boasts a hefty $50,000 payday tomorrow evening at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Union, Kentucky star Darrell Lanigan laid down the sixth quickest lap in Group B during time trials tonight and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Billy Moyer, Jr. Darrell will start sixteenth on the grid in tomorrow night's 100-lap 'USA Nationals.'

(July 31, 2014) The dirt-slinging action shifted to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin tonight for the start of the huge 27th Annual 'USA Nationals' weekend. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned a $6,000 to win program tonight at CLS. Darrell Lanigan knocked down the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to claiming the victory in his heat race. Darrell then drew the fifth starting position before the 40-lap main event and quickly moved up to second in the caution-free affair to finish behind only victor Jimmy Mars.

(July 29, 2014) A very busy week in the Badger State of Wisconsin kicked off tonight with a visit to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to win battle. Darrell Lanigan posted the fourth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the fourth starting spot for the 50-lap feature, Darrell took the lead from Rick Eckert on lap 17 and never looked back en route to his eleventh WOOLMS victory of 2014. He picked up the $10,000 top prize in beating Eckert, Jimmy Mars, Tim Fuller, and Billy Moyer to the checkers!

(July 26, 2014) The 25th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' came to a close tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and a $25,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series extravaganza. Darrell Lanigan drew the third starting spot for tonight's PDC and paced the stellar field from laps 41-54. At the end of the wild 100-lapper, Darrell found himself in the fifth position behind only winner Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Mason Zeigler, and Shannon Babb.

(July 25, 2014) Following Independence, Darrell Lanigan and the #29 team made the overnight tow to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the opening night of the 25th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' Darrell timed in ninth quickest in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying, but later blasted to the front of the field in his heat race to score the prelim win. He will be in the redraw with the other five heat race winners prior to tomorrow evening's 100-lap feature, which boasts a hefty $25,000 top prize!

(July 24, 2014) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team pulled into the pit area tonight at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, as the Hawkeye State venue greeted the World of Outlaws Late Model Series with a $10,000 to win program. Darrell Lanigan, who has dominated Independence in recent years, picked up his tenth WOOLMS triumph of the 2014 campaign. After timing in third quickest in qualifying and winning his heat race, Darrell paced the stellar field from green to checkers in the 50-lap feature to score the $10,000 victory. The Union, Kentucky ace beat Frank Heckenast, Jr., Rick Eckert, Tim McCreadie, and Billy Moyer to the stripe to record his twelfth win overall! (Jim DenHamer Photo)

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES WILD WEST TOUR RESULTS...
(July 18, 2014) Another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the "Wild West Tour" finale tonight at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Darrell Lanigan, who is the current World of Outlaws Late Model Series point leader, qualified second quickest in Group B and later scored the win in heat race action over Chase Junghans and Eric Wells. After drawing the sixth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Darrell was able to move up one position during the caution-free affair to finish fifth behind only race winner Tim Fuller, Tim McCreadie, Brady Smith, and Shane Clanton.

(July 15, 2014) The third leg of the "Wild West Tour" took the Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota tonight for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series tilt. Darrell Lanigan continued his domination of the national touring series by capturing his ninth win of the year. After timing in seventh fastest during qualifying and taking the win in his heat race, Darrell drew the pole position before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky superstar then led from flag-to-flag to secure the $10,000 payday over Morgan Bagley, Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, and Tim Fuller! (crpphotos.com)

(July 13, 2014) Darrell Lanigan, of Union, Kentucky, bagged his fourth 'Gopher 50' title tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota! Darrell knocked down the fifth fastest time during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying session prior to picking up the win in his loaded heat race. After drawing the fourth starting position in the 50-lap feature, Darrell took the lead from Morgan Bagley on lap 23 and dominated the remainder of the prestigious race. At the conclusion of the 'Gopher 50,' he was celebrating the $11,000 triumph over Bagley, Tim Fuller, Rick Eckert, and Eric Wells! (Scott Gulbranson Photo)

(July 12, 2014) Heavy rain showers across southeast Minnesota have forced Deer Creek Speedway officials to postpone tonight's NAPA Auto Parts 'Gopher 50' for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series until Sunday evening, July 13. A large crowd of Super Late Model teams were on the Spring Valley, Minnesota grounds this afternoon ready to compete in the second leg of the WOOLMS four-race "Wild West Tour" before the persistent showers led officials to reset the entire $10,000 to win program to Sunday.

(July 10, 2014) The annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series "Wild West Tour" kicked off tonight at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota! Current series point leader Darrell Lanigan timed in second quickest in Group B during qualifying and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Darrell paced the talented field for the first 37 circuits. At the conclusion of the $10,000 to win headliner, the Union, Kentucky superstar found himself in the third position behind only race winner Jimmy Mars and runner-up Tim McCreadie.

LANIGAN DOMINATES FIRECRACKER 100 WEEKEND AT LERNERVILLE!
(June 28, 2014)
Darrell Lanigan captured his 60th career World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory tonight by finally winning the ‘Firecracker 100’ at the storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania! Darrell started the night by taking the win in heat race action and then drew the outside pole for the start of the 100-lap mega-event. After leading the first eleven circuits, polesitter Jonathan Davenport assumed command and led up until lap 68 when he encountered terminal mechanical troubles - handing the point back to Darrell. The Union, Kentucky superstar then led the remainder of the distance in the 'Firecracker 100,' which was shortened by ten laps due to rain showers. Darrell recorded the $30,000 triumph over Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, Dale McDowell, and Jimmy Mars! (Jason Shank Photo)

(June 27, 2014) Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) competed in night two of the ‘Firecracker 100’ with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tonight at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the ninth fastest lap during the second qualifying group prior to finishing third in his stacked heat race. After starting the $6,000 to win feature event from the outside of the ninth row, Darrell was able to pick off seven competitors during the 30-lapper en route to an eleventh place showing. The Union, Kentucky star still leads the WOOLMS point battle by 164 markers following night two at Lernerville Speedway!

(June 26, 2014) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team ventured to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania tonight for round one of the 'Firecracker 100' weekend. Darrell Lanigan, who sits high atop the World of Outlaws Late Model Series point standings, timed in second quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to picking up the win in heat race action. After drawing the pole position for the 30-lapper and finally taking the top spot on lap 21, Darrell went on to win the opening night of the 'Firecracker 100' to grab his 59th career WOOLMS victory and the $6,000 payday. Completing the top five were Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, and Mike Marlar. The victory tonight marked Darrell’s sixth WOOLMS win of the season, as he continues his unbelievable stretch of not finishing outside of the top ten with the national touring series this year! (Jason Shank Photo)

LANIGAN CRUISES TO FIFTH WOOLMS VICTORY AT BIG DIAMOND!
(June 24, 2014)
Darrell Lanigan and the #29 Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team competed at Big Diamond Speedway in Forestville, Pennsylvania tonight and came home with the $8,000 payday in the ‘Diamond Shines 40!' This marked Darrell’s fifth World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory of the 2014 season. Darrell qualified on top of the stellar field with a 15.968 second lap prior to winning his heat race and starting third in the main event. The Union, Kentucky star then overtook leader Chub Frank on lap 25 to go on to lead the remaining distance of the 40-lapper - taking the victory over Rick Eckert, Chub Frank, Dan Stone, and Eric Wells. Darrell still leads the WOOLMS points heading into this weekend’s 8th Annual 'Firecracker 100' at Lernerville Speedway. Complete results from the 'Diamond Shines 40' event can be found at www.woolms.com. (Chris Budihas Photo)

DARRELL LANIGAN IN ACTION IN DLM DREAM WEEKEND
(June 8, 2014)
The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team invaded the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 5-7 for the 20th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things kicked off at the "Big E" with a pair of preliminary Twin 25 programs. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan retired early from his heat race, rallied to finish third in his B-Main, and later wound up sixteenth in the final rundown of the $2,500 to win main event. At the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday evening, Darrell won his heat race prior to leading the first thirteen circuits of the $5,000 to win feature event before notching a runner-up effort in the 25-lap sprint behind only victor Dale McDowell.

When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, all eyes were fixated on the hefty $100,000 winner's check in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Darrell grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race on Saturday, which locked him into the outside of the seventh row for the start of the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. Unfortunately, the Union, Kentucky star was the first driver to retire in the extra-distance affair and settled for a twenty-eighth place performance. Complete results from the action-packed weekend at Eldora can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

LANIGAN CHARGES TO RUNNER-UP IN RALPH LATHAM MEMORIAL!
(June 1, 2014)
Darrell Lanigan and his #29 DLR team traveled right down the road to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday, May 31 for the 28th edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the historic race, which drew 36 competitors to vie for the $10,000 payday. Darrell timed in fourteenth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session, but later vaulted to third in his heat race to finish behind only prelim winner Steve Francis and runner-up Mike Marlar. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lap main event, Darrell blasted past ten competitors to claim an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor and fellow Club 29 driver Jimmy Owens. Full results from last night at Florence Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 

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